Waste and recycling services for businesses

cardboard waste in commercial blue bin

NSW businesses send more than 1.8 million tonnes of business waste to landfill each year. Would you like to reduce your waste?

‘Bin Trim’ is an innovative waste and recycling initiative run by the NSW Environment Protection Authority to assist businesses to reduce waste and save money. Businesses with fewer than 400 employees could be eligible for a free waste assessment from an EPA ‘Bin Trim’ assessor. This includes receiving a detailed waste report, an easy to implement action plan and ongoing support. You could also save money with access to generous rebates of between $1000 and $50,000 to help with the cost of purchasing recycling equipment. For more information go to www.epa.nsw.gov.au/Bintrim

Council's commercial waste services provide:

  • locally-based, customer-focused service
  • daily, weekly or fortnightly service
  • waste and recycling education workshops for your staff
  • recycling bins available for paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans
  • bins supplied by Council at no additional cost
  • no complicated long term contracts or hidden charges
  • on-call Bulky Waste collections

General waste and recycling bin options

  • Wheelie bins - 140 litres and 240 litres
  • Bulk bins - 660 litres / 1100 litres
  • Wheelie bin – 240 litres
  • Bulk bins - 660 litres /1100 litres
  • Wheelie bin – 240 litres
  • Bulk bins – 660 litres/ 1100 litres
  • Wheelie bin – 240 litres (fortnightly only)

Liquid waste or hazardous material such as medical waste is not accepted. Council can provide advice on safe and legal disposal options.


Costs vary depending on the requirements of individual businesses. Fees are charged directly to the business owner on a monthly basis.

Further information

For more information please contact Council's Waste Management Team on 13 70 30 or email waste@hornsby.nsw.gov.au